Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Tuesday responded to comments by President Trump that he doesn’t always agree with Fauci, and that he inherited him from previous administrations.
Asked on ABC’s Good Morning America whether he thinks the President trusts him and his advice, Fauci said, “You know, I think he does.”
“I think when you get statements like that, that doesn’t really reflect what actually goes on,” he added.
Fauci said he was at the White House yesterday at a coronavirus task force meeting with the vice president, and that everything discussed gets to the President – and that he understands that.
“I think that’s kind of a distraction to pit me against the President,” Fauci said. “We’re all on the same team.”
Previously, the President has questioned how high Fauci's approval ratings are and criticized him openly in interviews and on Twitter. Fauci has defend his policy actions on several occasions.